Industry Day - U.S Department of Agriculture (USDA), Agricultural Research Service (ARS)

Agency: Department of Agriculture
State: California
Level of Government: Federal
  • Y - Construction of Structures and Facilities
Opps ID: NBD00159268682713971
Posted Date: Oct 4, 2017
Due Date:
Solicitation No: 123K2518R0001
Source: Members Only
Solicitation Number :
Notice Type :
Special Notice
Synopsis :
Added: Oct 04, 2017 8:50 am
This notice invites industry to participate in an Industry Day to communicate an overview of the Design-Bid-Build efforts needed for the USDA/ARS Agricultural Research Technology Center Modernization Project. The Department of Agriculture, Agriculture Research Service, has a requirement for Design-Bid-Build Services.

The mission of the Crop Improvement and Protection Research Unit at Salinas, CA is to improve germplasm of sugarbeet, lettuce, celery, spinach and melon, determine basic biology of viral, fungal and bacterial diseases affecting these crops, develop alternatives to methyl bromide as a soil fumigant for control of soilborne pests in strawberry and vegetables, reduce post-harvest losses of lettuce, develop scientifically based organic crop production practices, develop methods for control of weeds, and improve artichoke production practices including insect and disease control.
The existing facilities at ARTC are inadequate for addressing its expanding research program. The four wood framed laboratory/office buildings constructed in the 1940s are deficient in interior air quality, and in meeting current seismic safety engineering, mechanical, electrical and building code standards. A fully completed design for the D-B-B project was completed in 2007 but the project had to be delayed because of funding issues. The design drawings and specifications are currently being updated by an AE firm to meet current building codes and regulations. . It is ARS intention to have this construction project certified as LEED Silver.

The project scope includes the demolition of outdated buildings and construction of two new buildings with approximately 71,000 GSF of lab and office space.

Industry Day will be held from 9:00 AM PST to approximately 12:00 PM PST on 19 October 2017 at the USDA Agricultural Research Service, 1636 E. Alisal St, Salinas, CA 93905. All attendees are required to bring a Government issued ID to check into security. Onsite parking is available.

Due to space limitations, the number of participants is restricted to three (3) per company. All participants must be U.S. citizens. Interested parties must submit the posted registration form, alphabetized by last name, via e-mail, NLT 1500 EST 16 October 2017 to Stephen Stolte at Attendees must provide information in advance in order to ensure access to the Industry Day venue and assure adequate seating for attendees.

Potential offerors are encouraged to submit questions and comments in electronic format to the Contract Specialist, Stephen Stolte, by 1500 EST, 25 October 2017 at The Government may address these questions on Industry Day or subsequently post responses on FedBizOpps. Attendees will have the opportunity to submit additional questions during Industry Day and those questions may be addressed during the question and answer session or afterwards on FedBizOpps. The Government will also post a list of all interested parties on FedBizOpps.

This notice is provided for information only and is not a Request for Proposal or announcement of a solicitation. This synopsis does not constitute an Invitation for Bid or Request for Proposal, and it is not to be construed as a commitment by the Government to issue a contract or order. The Government will not pay for any effort expended or any material provided in response to this announcement nor will the Government return any data provided. Interested offerors should watch FedBizOpps for the release of any future RFP announcement at The Government anticipates RFP release in the second quarter of Fiscal Year (FY) 2018.
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Package #1
Posted Date:
October 4, 2017
Description: Registration Form
Description: Question Form
Contracting Office Address :
5601 Sunnyside Drive
Beltsville, Maryland 20705
United States
Place of Performance :
1636 E. Alisal St
Salinas, California 93905
United States
Primary Point of Contact. :
Secondary Point of Contact :
Michael W. Thompson,
Contract Specialist Support


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